Category: Off-Broadway
How a Tennis Match Changed the Conversation
By MARTHA WADE STEKETEE
Thursday, January 25, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 25, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Balls uses a legendary game to examine gender inequality --- It's fitting that a coed creative team decided to theatricalize the 1973 "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match between 29-year-old women's champion Billie Jean King and misogynistic 55-year-old huckster Bobby Riggs. Cowritten and codirected by two male-female pairings, Balls is a circus sideshow...
Dispelling African Stereotypes Through Theatre
By JANICE C. SIMPSON
Monday, January 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Mon Jan 22, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Playwright Ngozi Anyanwu makes her Off-Broadway debut at Atlantic Theater Company --- Ngozi Anyanwu was born in Trenton, New Jersey, and had what she describes as a typical American childhood in the suburbs of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Her parents, in contrast, grew up in small villages in southeastern Nigeria. Every time Anyanwu, now 35, traveled...
Reexamining the Life of a Civil Rights Icon
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 19, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Obie winner Roslyn Ruff resurrects Malcolm X's wife --- Welcome to Building Character, TDF Stages' ongoing series on actors and how they create their roles Roslyn Ruff is so regal and commanding that she's been cast as the wives of two civil rights icons over the course of her extensive stage career. In 2014, she portrayed Coretta Scott King in the...
Channeling Diverse Reactions to a Tragedy
By REGINA ROBBINS
Wednesday, January 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Wed Jan 17, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Dael Orlandersmith's new solo show offers a multiperspective response to Ferguson --- Michael Brown. Ferguson, Missouri. Hands up, don't shoot! Black Lives Matter. Regardless of your political leanings, these words invariably stir up powerful emotions more than three years after Brown's death at the hands of police officer Darren Wilson. In the immediate...
Passing the Mic to Generation NYZ
By RAVEN SNOOK
Friday, January 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Fri Jan 12, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
NYC youths share their lives in the latest edition of Undesirable Elements --- Would you have the courage to get up and talk about your life in front of an audience of strangers? No character to protect you, no fourth wall to hide behind. Just a microphone, a music stand, and your no-holds-barred truth. That's what seven New York City youths are doing...
Opera Is Becoming More Diverse. It's About Time.
By DIEP TRAN
Thursday, January 04, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Jan 4, 2018  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How composers of color are pushing the genre in new directions --- I moved to New York City in 2011 to be a theatre journalist, and in addition to becoming a bona fide Broadway baby, I also planned to regularly attend the other "high" performing arts: dance, the symphony, and especially the opera. Yet I soon gave up on becoming a connoisseur of the...
Women Are Extinct. What's a Man to Do?
By FRANK RIZZO
Thursday, December 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Thu Dec 28, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
How playwright-director Robert O'Hara's new show sticks it to the patriarchy --- "I love fables and I love allegories because you never know where they're going to lead you," says Robert O'Hara, whose world-premiere comedy Mankind is currently running at Playwrights Horizons. "It's like following a rabbit down a hole." That's certainly the experience...
You've Never Seen 'Frankenstein' Like This
By REGINA ROBBINS
Tuesday, December 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Tue Dec 26, 2017  •   Off-Broadway  •    0 comments Share This
Why the monster dances in Ensemble for the Romantic Century's interpretation of the tale --- From Mel Brooks's campy musical comedy to a notorious closed-on-opening-night Broadway flop to the National Theatre's production with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein has been adapted for the theatre countless...
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